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My father, Edwin L. was born in Puerto Rico in 1947. He grew up in New York...in Spanish Harlem. He was drafted to Vietnam where he served one tour and got two field promotions to leave the United States Marine Corps as a Corporal. In 1974, he married my mother and for the next 30 years, lived happily raising three kids as a sheet metal worker before becoming a correctional officer having graduated the Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center in the first graduating class of 1995.

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Alzheimer's is a cruel & tough disease due to the impact on the person, the family & caregivers. It wears you down, slowly takes away a loved one, steals your future & wipes out any financial security you may have in savings. A cure/prevention must be found or the impact to the American people will be devastating both emotionally & financially.

My mom has Alzheimer's. My aunt has Alzheimer's. An uncle died from Alzheimer's. Highly likely my grandmother had an undiagnosed dementia.

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My sister and I are 10 years apart so we were not close until I became and adult actually when i turned 21. Growing up she always took care of me and looked out for me since I was her baby sister. About 9 years ago she was faced with a difficult situation in her life and was under alot of stress, shortly after that the signs started to appear but when I think back to other situations the signs were there but I just shrugged them off. She was diagnosed with dementia about 6 years ago.

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